Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church

Banished: Surviving My Years in the Westboro Baptist Church - Lauren Drain, Lisa Pulitzer The book focuses a lot on her time in the WBC community rather than her recovery from it. The last twenty pages (if that) are devoted to Drain's life after she has been banished. I wish there was more of that than of the inner scandals of the Phelps family. While I did find it interesting (yet not surprising) about the hypocrisy, favoritism and other inner workings of the church there were times I skipped pages, either not caring about how they treated one another or not having the stomach to read about it. Such a hateful group, even towards one another. I wish more people would simply ignore them in public.

Anyway, I wish the author went into more detail about her transition to life after the WBC and what that was like. I liked how she brought up how she questioned their practices and thoughts while she was in the WBC but I wish she went more in depth with that. Also, how her ideas and views changed, what it took for them to change, ect. When did she realize that she had been more or less brainwashed into their system?